Re: E.J. Blott Elementary to celebrate success
Posted by: Christian Mom
Date: August 22, 2007 10:04AM
Even though you say your neighbors and co-workers did not send their kids to Liberty schools just to get the vouchers, that they indeed were long time students there, why did they decide to switch schools? Did they truely believe that the voucher was going to give their child a better education? Last year, 2 of my children were given the test that is causing all the trouble, and they both tested advanced in all sections. My problem with the whole voucher program is that these parents think that by changing schools, their child will learn more and get better grades, a better education. It takes more than the school system to accomplish this. It takes parents too. You can't put all the blame on a school system for your child's poor grades. Parents should take more responsibility. You stated "what they fail to mention is all the Catholic kids who came in during the year who tested with the less educated public school kids and raised the scores". If this is truely the case, that Liberty got an "effective" designation because we had the help of the "Catholic" kids that transferred in, then the schools that will now be accepting the vouchers from our poor "uneducated" Liberty students will have the same problem, lower scores! Give me a break!!!!! Liberty student are just as bright as those "Catholic" kids you mentioned. Their parents just chose public schools instead of parocial. Liberty teachers are wonderful!! They go out of their way to help their kids. They come in early, stay late and everything else they can to help their students succeed. What they need most is the support of the community, not parents that blame them for their child's poor test scores. Taking away funds from the school in the form of a voucher is going in the wrong direction for our school.